§ Mr. John H. Osborn
asked the Minister of Transport what was the level of Government support for each of the passenger transport authorities, respectively, and in total in 1978; what are the forecasts for the current year and beyond, bearing in mind the added cost of fuel; and what in each case in the estimate of this subsidy expressed in pence per passenger mile.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
Transport supplementary grant for metropolitan county councils in England—which are passenger transport authorities—is a block grant paid in relation to a county council's spending on transport as a whole, and not just for public transport. In 1978–79 and 1979–80, relevant totals were: